Five-run eighth sends Snappers past Cedar Rapids
Beloit scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth in pulling away for a 7-2 win over Cedar Rapids in Midwest League baseball at Pohlman Field.
The Snappers have won nine of their last 10 games.
Clinton Dempster (3-2) picked up the win in relief, while Lance Ray had three hits and drove in two runs for the Snappers.
Beloit begins a three-game series at Western Division first-half champs Burlington Bees tonight.
BELOIT 7, CEDAR RAPIDS 2
Cedar Rapids (ab-r-h-rbi)—Witherspoon, cf, 4-0-1-0; Gomez, dh, 4-1-3-0; Cruz, rf, 3-1-0-0; Alvarez, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Decker, 1b, 3-0-0-1; Nidiffer, c, 4-0-1-1; Harris, lf, 3-0-1-0; Hatton, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Campos, ss, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 30-2-6-2.
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 4-0-2-0; Leer, ss, 5-0-1-2; Roberts, lf, 5-1-1-0; Gonzales, dh, 4-1-2-0; Santana, pr/dh, 0-1-0-0; Ortiz, rf, 4-0-0-0; Perez, 2b, 2-1-1-1; Ray, 1b, 4-1-3-2; Streich, c, 4-1-1-1; Choi, 3b, 3-1-0-0. Totals: 33-7-11-6.
Cedar Rapids 000 000 200—2
Beloit 000 101 05x—7
LOB—Ceddar Rapids 4, Beloit 8. 2B—Gomez, Gonzales, Ray, Streich. S—Alvarez. SF—Decker. SB—Santana, Roberts. CS—Harris.
WP—Nichols 2, Salcedo. HBP—by Nichols (Perez).
Last updated: 5:38 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012